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Two Peak District Winter Walks

Two Peak District Winter Walks

The Peak District has much to offer during the Winter months, including the beauty, peace and tranquility you will find when you venture out doors. Last year we offered two suggestions for the perfect Peak District winter walks. This year we have two more routes for you to explore.

Lathkill Dale & Bakewell

This scenic walk covers 6.5 miles, with riverside paths, historic buildings and elevated footpaths over the Derbyshire hills. Start your walk at Bakewell’s five-arched bridge and follow the River Wye downstream, before crossing Haddon Fields with views back to Haddon Hall. You will then wind your way back to Bakewell, just 7 minutes from The Peacock by car.

A full description of this walk with detailed instructions can be found here.

Chatsworth & Beeley

Beginning at the Calton Lees car park, this walk covers just over 6.7 miles around Chatsworth Park and the estate village of Beeley. It follows quiet riverside paths and woodland tracks, plus some more hilly terrain. You will see Beeley’s tiny village green with solitary lime tree, stepping stones over Beeley Brook and fantastic far-reaching views as you walk along more elevated paths. The walk finishes back at the car park, just 20 minutes from The Peacock by car.

A full description of this walk with detailed instructions can be found here.

Winter Walking Tips

Alongside enjoying the fresh air and winter sunshine, here are a few tips for winter walking in the Peak District.

  1. Check the local weather forecast before you head off – if rain is forecast you may want to postpone your walk.
  2. Wear plenty of layers (including gloves and a hat) and take a waterproof to keep yourself warm and dry. Lots of layers are better than one big, thick layer.
  3. Make sure you have suitable footwear that offers you comfort, warmth and plenty of grip. Waterproof walking boots are ideal.
  4. Take some water and snacks along with you, especially if you are going on a longer walk. You will use up more energy walking in the cold air.
  5. Familiarise yourself with your route and tell someone where you are going.

Once you have completed your walk, The Peacock is on hand to provide delicious fireside meals and a place to rest your head with 15 unique bedrooms.

Enjoy the Peak District this Winter.

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